We used air-conditioned luxury KIAs for 5 persons and Mercedes or Pullman Volkswagen Caravelle Van for up to 8 passengersFor couples we can provide on request prestige sednas like Peugot 607 or equivalent.
We offer 3 private guided options in Paris.
1. Nationally licensed guide/drivers and will pick you up and drop you off from your accommodation.
2. Expert guides who do walking tours around the subjects of History, Museums, Neighborhoods, Cooking, Gourmet, Wine, and Photography.
3. Local guide and drivers who are familiar with Paris but not allowed to escort you into national monuments.
Prices include transport, insurance, tolls, parking, and the services of a nationally licensed driver/Guide-interpreter (English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish).
Prices do not include (unless specificed) entrance tickets to the museums, gardens and monuments(except when mentioned for our VIP tours)
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While Paris is filled with magnificent monuments and fascinating landmarks, it also boasts hidden gems, that the locals treasure for their charm and beauty.
If you want to discover these spectacular sites then Show Me the Real Paris Private Guided Tours are just for you.
As you enter Rome you immediately feel you are reliving ancient history. for a first time visit you will want to visit the Vatican museum, Borghese Gallery Tivoli, the Castelli Romani nearby or further afield around the Amalfi Coast in the South or Orvieto and Florence in the North.
We offer private guided day tours, wine tastings, cooking classes and much more from a great teal of local guides and experts.
Experience Paris specializes in private guided day tours in Paris and locations, which can be reached in a day from as far away as Lyon to the south and London to the North.
Our tour guides are Nationally Licensed and can escort you into any national monument or museums. Selected guides are also certified to drive, which save the cost of a second person and they will generally be driving a comfortable minivan like a Mercedes Viano or Volkswagen Caravelle.
We also offer a range of tours on foot, which are led by guides who are experts in specific areas like photography, cooking, wine, vintage clothing, perfume and more.
The more you tell us about what you like and dislike the better we can plan a memorable day for you.
Private paris by car with a licensed guide / driver allow you to see more of the city. These are the basic itineraries but they can be changed if you wish - even on en route.
Classic Half Day Panorama Tours by Car
Our licensed guide will pick you up at your accommodation andOverview of the most spectacular and renowned sites of Paris: Opera Garnier, Place Vendôme, Louvre, Ile de la Cité (stop), Notre-Dame (guided visit), Marais District, Place des Vosges, Ile St Louis, Left Bank, Pantheon, Luxembourg Garden, St Germain, Orsay, Concorde square, Champs Elysées, Grand Palais, Invalides, Ecole Militaire, Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Arc de Triomphe and stop for a walking tour in Montmartre.
Optional Half Day Tours:
French Market & Gourmet Tour
Art Morning at the Louvre & Montmartre
Full Day Great Monuments Tour by Car - Sample Itinerary
Visit of the most spectacular and renowned historical sites of Paris as well as a few "special" spots : Opera Garnier, Place Vendôme, Louvre, Church Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, Ile de la Cité (walking tour), Notre-Dame (guided visit), Conciergerie, Sainte Chapelle, Marais District, Hotel de Soubise, Hotel Carnavalet, Place des Vosges (stop), Hotel de Sully (visit), Ile St Louis, Hotel de Lauzun, Left Bank, Panthéon, Church Saint Etienne du Mont (visit), Luxembourg Garden, Church Saint Sulpice, Saint Germain, Cafe Procope, Orsay Museum, Concorde square, La Madeleine, Champs Elysées, Grand Palais, Alexander III bridge, Les Invalides, Ecole Militaire, Eiffel Tower, Palais Chaillot, Trocadero (stop), Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre (walking tour).
- Seine Cruise
- Visit the Louvre
- Professional Photo Portrait at the Trocadero
- Sommelier Wine Tasting Lunch
Join us on this magical tour as you ride though the picturesque hills of Paris, along peaceful canals and across exotic gardens while you discover the charming hidden villages of Paris.
Half Day Panoramic Tours by Car
American Influence in Paris Morning Tour
Americans and Paris is a love affair where both parties have come out for the better. The American Revolution, greatly inspired by French writers, sent her heroes to give hope to the French. Writers and artists have flocked to Paris to be inspired and have, hence, built upon the city’s lore. American music has and still does today shake the club scene. American influence is tightly wrapped into the history of Paris! Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Americans from Ben Franklin to Ernest Hemmingway.
French Revolution Morning Tour
The morning of July 14, 1789 marked the beginning of a new era in French history as fire and smoke As rose up from the ashes of the Bastille. As the citizens of France stormed the medieval prison crying “Vive la Revolution!”, the embers of a republic began to grow. And as the guillotine worked feverishly from morning till night sending devout royalists to their death, the long bloodline of corrupt kings was extinguished with the beheading of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of the revolutionaries and discover the re-birth of Paris as a city free from monarchy yet fraught with chaos.
The Worlds Fair and Spirit of Hope
Imagine the excitement as the Eiffel Tower was unveiled for the first time in front of cheering crowds. Completed on May 6th, 1889 for the grand opening of the Paris World Fair, it was one of the greatest architectural achievements of the century. Standing taller than any other building, it highlighted to the world that the glorious City of Lights was on the edge of modernity. And with some of the most magnificent structures surrounding it, such as The opulent Opera Garnier, the grand Arch de Triomphe with it's detailed sculptures, the extravagant Alexander III bridge and the wondrous Grand Palais with it's groundbreaking glass roof, it enhanced the feelings of hope and prosperity of the time. You too will be a part of the grandeur of Paris as you see these sites and more.
The Chateau and Gardens of Versailles is one of the most prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site. No first time trip to Paris is complete without it a visit here. Can be combined with Chartres, Vaux le Vicomte & Giverny
Half Day Tour - 4hrs :
After pick up at your Paris accommodation, your private guide will give you an introduction to the history of Versailles. You will have a personally guided visit of the chateau (Grands Apartments). Visit of the Parc ( stop at the Grand Canal), the Grand Trianon (stop), the Petit Trianon and the hamlet of the Queen Marie-Antoinette. Visit of the gardens.
Half Day Tour - 8hrs :
Trianon and Marie-Antoinette's Hameau
Lunch followed by a visit of the Gardens and the Groves (Ball Room, Colonnade, Encelade, Bath of Apollo , Arc de Triomphe, Neptune etc). Followed by a visit to the Grand Trianon (visit), Petit Trianon (visit) and Hamlet of the Queen Marie-Antoinette (visit).
a. Biking in the Gardens available on request.
b. Horse practice show in the Royal Stables.
Versailles, Abbeys and Forts
After a visit to the Palace of Versailles and then a picnic lunch in Montfort l'Amaury under the gaze of a 9th century fortification and home to Maurice Ravel. In the afternoon a visit to Rambouillet, a former medieval fortress, which was acquired by Louis XVI in 1783 as a private residence because of its ideal situation in the game-rich forest of Rambouillet. Here we will also visit the Queen's Dairy also on the grounds of the Domain of Rambouillet. From here we drive through the Vallée de Cheuvreuse for tea at the Cistercian style Abbey de Vaux de Cernay founded in 1118. In 1880, the site was bought by Charlotte de Rothschild who saved the ruins of the church and part of the buildings, fully restoring the abbey to become one of the most beautifull hotels in France.
OR Giverny / Vaux le Vicomte / Chartres
Requite your passion for Impressionist art in Monet's famous home and gardens in Giverny, If you have time take the day and visit the famous Cathedrals he painted in Rouen and the Musee des Beaux Arts.
Half Day Tour :
On the way from Paris, introduction to the life and work of Claude Monet. Guided visit of the Gardens and house of Monet. Coffee and cake at the café Baudy (the residence of so many American painters, Whistler, Metcalf, Robinson, Sargent, Mary Cassatt as well as Renoir and Cezanne)
While driving you along the Seine river valley to the village in Normandy where Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, your guide will retrace the painter's life and his sources of inspiration. You will then visit his house and studio and the gardens he created as a subject for his paintings. See the ponds and the Japanese bridges built with a lock on the tiny Epte river for the Water Lilies series. Drive back on a scenic road overlooking the Seine river valley and cross beautiful landscape and charming villages.
On your return, you will drive along the Route des Crêtes where you enjoy an exceptional panorama over the Seine valley, you will see a watchtower of the 9th Century built at the time of the Viking's Invasion, the chateau of La Roche Guyon that became Erwin Rommel's headquarter during World War II, the village of Vetheuil where Monet spent the 3 hardest years of his life, Mantes la Jolie and its 12th Century gothic cathedral, before reaching the highway back to Paris.
Full Day Tour Combinations
Rouen or Chateau de Versailles or Auvers sur Oise
During our tours we present the entire process of creating the magic that is Champagne, the legends, traditions and culture behind it. We visit both large and small producers and arrange tastings which show you the difference between either regions, specific producers or grape varieties.
Private Guided Discovery Tour
This tour has been designed to cover the highlights with at least one visit to a Grand Champagne House like Taittinger, Moet or Veuve Cliquot.
Private Sommelier Guided Varietals Tour
These tours are for those wanting in depth expertise at hand, specialist tastings or are interested in purchasing. You will learn how to identify different Champagne styles and grape varieties by your guide/sommelier as he drives you to his favorite producers.
Private Guided Tasting Route Tour
There are no cellar visits or touristic visits of large producers on this tour. It's all about the champagne. On this tour you will have the time compare regions, grapes, blends and fermentation times at family and boutique producers.
Discover the Aube
Discover the lesser known Cote de Bar. Learn about the wine legacy and cellars of the Monks de Clairvaux and medieval Troyes home to the Knights Templars. Taste the evolution of Champagne from clear wine to prestige Champagne. A perfect complement to Reims or Epernay.
Medieval Castles, Cheese and Champagne
We head east to Coulommiers, headquarters of the Knights Templars. From here we will visit a charming cheese producer in the famous village of Brie. Then we head towards Epernay for lunch followed by a cellar visit and tasting at Moet et Chandon and if time a final tasting in the village of Hautvillers and a brief moment in front of the grave of the 17th century Benedictine monk Dom Perignon.
Pilgrims have been coming here for a thousand years, and today's tourist follow the same narrow walkway to the Abbey. Join us on a magical journey.
Le Mont St Michel - Long Day Tour
You driver will pick you up early and you head through Normandy to the ramparted Gothic monastery of Le Mont Saint Michel. Surrounded by dangerous moving sands, linked to the mainland by a dike, this "Marvel of the Occident" is unique in the world.
Your private guide will take you into the Abbey, which built on a rocky islet, and which was principally a major cultural and pilgrimage centre during the middle ages. You will have time time to wanted the narrow streets before lunch. After lunch you have a choice of visiting the lovely Dinan or Rennes or the castle at Fougeres
Beyond the Orne are the Landing Beaches of World War II, the 'Mother-of-Pearl' coast and the Cotentin peninsula. Allied forces landed on the coast of Calvados and Manche, D-Day, 6 June 1944. 2004 was the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and many events were organized to commemorate the event.
D-Day Beaches - Long Day Tour
A visit to the Landing Beaches is a moving experience. After a long driver you start the day at Arromanches to visit the remains of the artificial harbour and if you wish watch the documentary, "the Price of Freedom", at a 360 degree movie theater. Then on to Longues sur Mer to see the canons and bunkers of Longues before lunch in Port en Bessin
After lunch you will visit the American Cemetery at Colleville, then drive to Omaha beach to see the remains of the German bunkers.
The day ends at Pointe du Hoc, visually the most impressive spot of the Landing Beaches before returning to Paris.
Discover the great Chateaux of the Loire Valley departing from Paris or the city of Tours & Amboise. Or for those interested in wine we will stop for a wine tasting or can even provide a full day of vineyard visit and wine tasting to discover the wide range of wines produced in the Garden of France.
Loire Castles & Wine - Long Day Tour
Its a long drive to the Loire so it is an early pick up at your hotel or apartment. We then drive along the Loire towards Chenonceau for a guided visit of the "château of the Dames" followed by an optional wine tasting close to Amboise.
After lunch a guided visit of Clos Luce the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci and the gardens where the inventions of this genius are displayed. or a visit of Amboise Castle symbol of a new style of architecture: the French Renaissance.
On the way back to Chambord, François I's dream château (the largest château in France before the Palace of Versailles was built) to see Leonardo de Vinci's double spiral staircase and the exceptional top floor terrace.
Other itineraries including wine tastings are possible.
Chantilly Chateau and its famous Condé Museum is France’s leading private picture collection and second-leading collection of classical paintings after the Louvre. Renowned as one of the finest in the world is the Grand Stables which houses the Living Museum of the Horse where you can watch a horseshow every afternoon.
Chantilly - Half Day
The castle's history is long and impressive. Among its former residents were the enormously wealthy High Constable Anne de Montmorency (chief minister to Francis I and Henry II), and the Grand Conde, a military genius who hosted Louis XIV for a three-day feast and theatrical in 1671 that was dramatized in the film Vatel starring Uma Thurman and Gerard Depardieu.
Not only does Chantilly boast furniture that was once commissioned by Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI, but also almost 1,000 Old Master paintings. The living horse museum is harbored in the world's most beautiful stables. The Grand Stables of the Princes de Condee, architectural master piece of the XVIIIth century, is situated on a unique site, facing the Chateau on one side and the hippodrome on the other. You can visit these, see the horses and even a horse show.
Chantilly & Senlis or Medieval Abbeys - Full Day Tour
En route to Chantilly, you can visit Senlis is an exquisite little town, with narrow cobbled streets, ancient buildings and beautiful churches
The old town is a preserved area, where efforts have been made to preserve and restore the built heritage, some buildings dating back to the XIIth century. A number of films and costume dramas have been shot here.
Lunch in Senlis or Chateau near Chantilly before your afternoon visit.
Discover the splendors created by Le Vau, Le Brun and Le Nôtre for the Finance Steward Nicolas Fouquet, who gave Louis XIV the idea to build Versailles, and at the same time who was punished for its insolence. That anyone other than his royal self could own such a splendor could not be tolerated by the Sun King.
Vaux, Barbizon, Fontainebleau - Full Day
A visit to Vaux le Vicomte is often combined with Chateau Fontainebleau and if time Barbizon for those interest in art. Both Chateaux are magnificent and both hold a unique charm and are somewhat more manageable than the grand and busy Versailles. Given time you can also visit the quaint village of Barbizon, by the Fontainebleau Forest and painted by Impressionist painters.
For those who love Royal intrigue, a visit to Vaux will show you the progression of style from Vaux to Versailles by the artists who built both and the jealousy of a King which fueled it.
Within 30 minutes from Paris your can be in green and lovely countryside filled with castles, ancient homes, orchards, cheese farms and a rich culture of art and history. Let our historian guide take you sightseeing.
A Taste of Normandy
Duration : 8 - 10hrs
Giverny, Chateau Gaillard, Cider Tasting, Rouen, Etretat on the coast
Chateau Gaillard, Rouen, Honfleur a picturesque fishing village, Cheese tasting in Pont L'Eveque
Description: Normandy is known for its orchard and apples so we will start the day with a visit to a traditional orchard and cider producer. From here we will drive to to Richard the Lionheart's chateau Gaillard for a magnificent panoramic view of the river and entire countryside.
Next stop Rouen, a fabulous 2000 year-old city and capital of Normandy. It's gothic cathedral were immortalized by Monet. Many beautiful half-timbered houses characteristic of Norman architecture still stand in Rouen's old quarter. It was here that Joan of Arc was convicted of heresy by the French clergy and burnt at the stake in 1431. And, not forgetting the wonderfully impressionist collection at the Museum of Beaux Arts.